Denarius

Domitian
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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90-91

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)

Weight: 3.1 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29298

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right. Legend: [CAE]SAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER P[ATRIAE], beginning at 5 o'clock, counterclockwise, letters facing outwards. Reverse: Two figures, frontal, togate, and capite velato, identified by the legend as Gaius and Lucius Caesar; each rests an inside hand on one of two shields which stand upright between them; behind the shields two spears on the diagonal; above, in the field, between them, a simpulum (left) and a lituus (right). Legend: C L CAESARES in exergue; AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, from 4 o'clock, counter-clockwise, letters facing outward.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC I2 p. 55 no. 207.

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